AskDefine | Define soon

Dictionary Definition

soon adv : in the near future; "the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long" [syn: shortly, presently, before long]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

sōna, from West Germanic *sæno.

Pronunciation

Adverb

en-adv er
  1. Immediately, instantly.
  2. Within a short time; quickly.
  3. Early.

Translations

within a short time
  • Arabic:
  • Breton: bremaik
  • Chinese: 不久 (bùjiǔ)
  • Czech: brzy, zanedlouho
  • Dutch: spoedig, binnenkort
  • Finnish: pian
  • French: bientôt
  • German: bald
  • trreq Hebrew
  • Hungarian: hamar
  • Ido: balde
  • Irish: go luath
  • Italian: presto
  • Japanese: すぐに (sugu ni)
  • Korean: (got)
  • Kurdish:
  • Latin: mox
  • Portuguese: logo, cedo
  • Russian: скоро
  • Slovene: kmalu
  • Spanish: pronto
  • Swedish: snart

Estonian

Etymology

From the same Uralic root *sone as Finnish suoni and Hungarian ín

Noun

soon

Extensive Definition

Soon may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

after a time, after a while, afterward, afterwards, anon, at bottom, at once, before long, betimes, by and by, by destiny, directly, ere long, eventually, expeditiously, fatally, forthwith, gladly, happily, hastily, hopefully, immediately, imminently, in a jiffy, in a moment, in a second, in a while, in a wink, in aftertime, in due course, in due time, in good time, in short order, in the future, in time, instantly, later, lickety-split, lief, momentarily, on the double, one day, oversoon, posthaste, predictably, premature, presently, previous, probably, promptly, pronto, proximo, quick, quickly, rapidly, readily, right away, seasonably, shortly, sooner or later, speedily, straightway, swiftly, timely, tomorrow, tout de suite, ultimately, untimely, willingly, without delay
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